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Winter School ‘Using EUROMOD in cross-country microsimulation’

The aim of the course is to provide academics, policy practitioners and other interested users with an introduction to the concepts, structure and functioning of EUROMOD. EUROMOD is a state-of-the-art tax-benefit microsimulation model linking micro-data from household surveys and policy legislation in a single user interface. It allows for complex policy impact analysis, such as evaluations of policy reforms in terms of poverty, inequality, work incentives and government budgets, assessments of EU-wide policies or estimation of the impact of changing population characteristics on the redistributive effect of existing policies. EUROMOD covers all 28 EU Member States.

Using neighbourhood data in Understanding Society

Course to introduce early career and postgraduate researchers to research questions around “neighbourhoods” that can be addressed using Understanding Society and equip them with the basic tools that are involved in answering them. (Venue: University of Essex Colchester campus).

Introduction to Understanding Society using Stata

Understanding Society collects information about individuals and the households in which they live repeatedly at one year intervals. It includes new and innovative features to allow research across different social science disciplines. To achieve the main goals of this multipurpose survey Understanding Society has a complex sample design and consequently a complex data structure. Thus, analysing the data requires a good understanding of the general structure of the survey, the sample design and the data.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at new users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data. It aims to guide the user through the complexities of using this data for cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, and ensure that they can make effective use of the data for their own research projects.

UKMOD 1.0 training course

Aimed at more experienced users (including those who have previously attended a UKMOD or EUROMOD training event), this free course will focus on the enhancements made to the model – and the new features included – as part of the first UKMOD release.

Inequality and the very rich: what do we know?

Professor Mike Brewer among the speakers at ISER’s open event with the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London on 5th November as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science

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